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June 06, 2023

National Indigenous History Month: Working Towards Reconciliation

Photo Courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre and Six Nations Tourism

Photo Courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre and Six Nations Tourism

In honour of National Indigenous History Month and in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will be holding a virtual workshop on anti-Indigenous discrimination on Thursday, June 22, 2023. 

Led by Indigenous experts, the workshop will look at how society continues to lean on stereotypes, tropes and racism through advertising, movies, institutions, and more.

Education is an important first step towards reconciliation. We must never forget that colonialism is a structure, not an event, and work to learn about how Canada’s colonial past continues to inform the present. These processes of learning and unlearning are essential  in order to heal and move forward in justice and right relation. National Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to learn more about the distinct cultures, traditions and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

The CRRF is committed to continuing along the path of reconciliation with Indigenous communities from coast to coast. We’re honoured to support initiatives that grow understanding, build solidarity, and increase unity.

Sign up here to be a part of this important online discussion

 Who: The Woodland Cultural Centre & CRRF

What: Stereotypes & Racism Virtual Workshop 

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Online

We are also proud to support projects led by Indigenous community partners through our National Anti-Racism Fund, including:

  • The Sommet Aigle-Quetzal-Condor, a reconciliation event taking place on June 17-18, 2023
  • Stardale Women’s Group is hosting a series of free screenings and discussions of their three films from now until June 30
  • KWE! Meet with the Indigenous Peoples
  • Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council (IIKELC)
  • Metis Nation of Canada
  • Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre 
  • Returning to Spirit Residential School Reconciliation Inc.  
  • Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick 
  • Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation
  • Northern Nishnawbe Education Council 
  • Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) 

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